We are proud to present our clever, young and aspiring PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who are making sure MoZEES is producing high quality and high impact research.

Current PhD Students


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Policy & techno-economic analysis

Supervisor: Prof. Anne Neumann

Period: 2022-present

 

MEng. Jonas Martin started his PhD studies in RA4 and at NTNU – Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management in 2020 under the supervision of Prof. Anne Neumann. The project focuses on a techno-economic analysis of a zero-emission transport system to investigate how sustainable mobility can become competitive.

 


 

Affiliation: University of Oslo

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Alexey Koposov

Period: 2022-present

 

MSc. Casper Skautvedt started working as a PhD student in RA1 in the group of Alexey Koposov at UiO in 2022. His project is a continuation of Carina’s work and focuses on the use of Silicon (Si) as anode material for Li-Ion batteries. He will use in-operando techniques to better understand the processes taking place during charging and discharging, and furthermore compare the use of Silicon in solid-state batteries  to batteries with liquid electrolytes.


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Policy & techno-economic analysis

Supervisor: Prof. Colin Green

Period: 2019- present

 

MSc. Vegard Østli started his PhD studies at NTNU in 2019, with Prof. Colin Green as supervisor. The project focuses on developing behavioral models for travelers and firms in order to predict the market impact of introducing new technologies in the transport sector. Another key aspect is to evaluate how public policy can contribute to the uptake of new technological solutions.


 

Affiliation: University of Oslo

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor: Prof. Helmer Fjellvåg and Prof. Ola Nilsen.

Period: 2018-present

 

MSc. Halvor Høen Hval started his PhD studies at UiO in 2018, working on batteries. He aims at developing new, as well as improving existing, high-voltage cathode materials with supervision from Prof. Helmer Fjellvåg and Prof. Ola Nilsen. Parts of the work will also be conducted in collaboration with FFI. Halvor is currently employed at the MoZEES industry partner Morrow Batteries.

 

Current Postdoctoral Researchers


 

Affiliation: Institute for Energy Technology

Research Area: Systems & Applications

Supervisor: Alexey Koposov

Period: 2023-present

 

Dr. Mustapha Jamma started working as a postdoctoral researcher in RA3 at IFE in 2023. The project focuses on the design and validation of energy management systems for maritime fuel cell systems to optimize operations and service lifetime costs.


 

Affiliation: University of Oslo

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Alexey Koposov

Period: 2021-present

 

Dr. Heesoo Park started working as a researcher in the group of Alexey Koposov at UiO in 2021. His project focuses on understanding chemical reactions and building theoretical models for Lithium-ion batteries at the atomistic level. In addition, he is an expert in computational quantum chemistry and machine-learning techniques.


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor: Prof. Ann Mari Svensson

Period: 2022-present

 

Dr. Inger-Emma Nylund started working as a postdoctoral researcher in RA1 in the group of Ann Mari Svensson at NTNU in 2022. Her project focuses on new HF free electrolytes stable at high potential in combination with LNMO as cathode material for Li-ion batteries. In addition, she will perform characterization using advanced techniques like TEM, FIB, SEM, and Raman spectroscopy.

Alumni


 

Affiliation: University of South-Eastern Norway

Research Area: Systems & Applications

Supervisor: Prof. Knut Vågsæther and Assoc. Prof. Andre Vagner Gaathaug

Period: 2019-2022

 

Dr. Agnieszka Lach‘s PhD studies are undertaken at USN under the supervision of Prof. Knut Vågsæther and Assoc. Prof. Andre Vagner Gaathaug. Her PhD is funded by the EU project HyTunnel-CS and focuses on hydrogen release in confined spaces such as parking garages and tunnels, and experimental studies will investigate hazards related to formation of combustible clouds and their combustion phenomena. Agnieszka successfully defended her thesis in 2022. After her thesis, she continued on in an associate professor position at USN.


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Hydrogen

Supervisor: Prof. Andreas Echtermeyer and Assoc. Prof. Kaspar Lasn

Period: 2017-2020

 

Dr. Eivind Hugaas‘ project at NTNU focused on hydrogen storage tanks, and he studyied fatigue data via experimental testing and modelling, in close collaboration with the Norwegian industrial partner Hexagon. Eivind’s supervisor is prof. Andreas Echtermeyer. Eivind successfully defended his thesis in February 2022. Eivind now holds a position at the norwegian company Inventas.


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor: Dr. Fride Vullum Bruer

Period: 2017-2022

 

Dr. Elise Ramleth Østli started her PhD studies at NTNU in 2017, with former RA1 manager Dr. Fride Vullum Bruer as supervisor. She developed a water-based manufacturing route for electrodes in an effort to stabilize the electrode/electrolyte interface. Elise successfully defended her thesis in 2022 and is currently employed at the MoZEES industry partner Morrow Batteries.


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology/ IFE

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor: Alexey Koposov

Period: 2017-2020

 

Dr. Ika Dewi Wijayanti joined MoZEES as a PhD student at NTNU and IFE from 1 January 2017 and successfully defended her thesis on 21 April 2020. She worked on Nickel metal hydride batteries. The study was undertaken in collaboration with our former international industrial partner BASF-Ovonic, aiming to develop high voltage and high power non-aqueous metal hydride batteries. Her project was funded by an Indonesian fellowship. She currently holds an assistent proffesorship at Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia.


 

Affiliation: University of South-Eastern Norway

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor:  Prof. Dag Bjerketvedt

Period: 2017-2021

 

Dr. Mathias Henriksen emarked on his PhD studies at USN in 2017, and focused on hazards – such as explosions – related to accidents with Li-ion batteries in transportation. The work was supervised by Prof. Dag Bjerketvedt and conducted in close collaboration with FFI. Mathias successfully defended his thesis in 2021 and currently holds a position as associate professor at USN.


 

Affiliation: University of Oslo

Research Area: Hydrogen

Supervisor: Prof. Truls Norby

Period: 2018-2023

 

Dr. Xinwei Sun started her PhD studies on hydrogen technology in 2018. The objective of her project was to develop low cost, high performance composite membranes for PEM fuel cells, which can be operated under higher temperatures (> 80˚C) and low relative humidities (RH < 20%). Her studies were carried out at UiO under the supervision of Prof. Truls Norby. Xinwei sucessfully defended her thesis in 2023 and is currently a researcher at the University of Oslo.


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Hydrogen

Supervisor: Prof. Frode Seland and Prof. Svein Sunde

Period: 2019-2022

 

Dr. Hamid Reza Zamanizadeh‘s PhD project titled “Cost-effective electrodes for alkaline water electrolysis” focused on Ni-based bipolar plates for alkaline water electrolysis cells. The work covered surface engineering, corrosion investigation and electro-catalytic activity evaluation for both the oxygen- and hydrogen evolution reactions. He started his studies at NTNU in 2018 under the supervision of Profs. Frode Seland and Svein Sunde. Hamid successfully defended his thesis in 2022 and is currently employed within research and development at the norwegian hydrogen technology company Hystar.


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Policy & techno-economic analysis

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peter Schutz and Prof. Asgeir Tomasgar

Period: 2020-2023

 

Dr. Šárka Štádlerová began her PhD studies at NTNU in 2020 under the supervision of Peter Schütz and Asgeir Tomasgard. The project focused on the optimization of zero emission transport systems and value chain in maritime transportation. She successfully defended her thesis “Multi-period facility location problems with capacity expansion: Locating hydrogen prtoduction in Norway” in 2023 and continued on with a postdoctoral position at NTNU.

 


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor: Prof. Ann Mari Svensson

Period: 2017-2021

 

MSc. Daniel Tevik Rogstad embarked on his PhD studies at NTNU the fall 2017, with Prof. Ann Mari Svensson as his supervisor. Daniel investigated Silicon anodes and ionic liquids in Lithium-ion batteries. He is currently employed as a senior engineer at the norwegian battery manufacturing factory FREYR Battery.


 

Affiliation: University of Oslo

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor:  Prof. Truls Norby

Period: 2018-2019

 

Dr. Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis (a.k.a. Sakis) worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo. He worked in MoZEES from 2018-2019, exploring the properties of non-porous, protonic conducting composite membranes for use in PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers in collaboration with Prof. Truls Norby. He is currently a researcher at the University of Oslo.


 

Affiliation: Institute for Energy Technology

Research Area: Systems & Applications

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Alexey Koposov

Period: 2018-2020

 

Dr. Gaylord Kabongo Booto worked as a postdoctoral researcher at IFE from 2018-2020 assessing the environmental impacts of heavy transport vehicles – with a defined zero emission technology – by means of life cycle analysis. He quantified the environmental benefits at full scale deployment in order to inform decision makers and enable strategic environmental management. Gaylord is currently a senior scientist at the climate and environmental research institute (NILU).


 

Affiliation: University of Oslo

Research Area: Batteries

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Alexey Koposov

Period: 2018-2021

 

Dr. Alok Mani Tripathi worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo where he performed in operando diagnostics of Li-ion batteries. This work is relevant for all the battery research in MoZEES as it gave a better understanding of the behavior and performance of battery materials. He currently works as a technical specialist at the battery manufacturing company Agratas.


 

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Policy & techno-economic analysis

Supervisor: Prof. Asgeir Tomasgar

Period: 2021-2023

 

Dr. Ruben van Beesten started working as a postdoctoral researcher in RA4 and in the group of Asgeir Tomasgard at NTNU in 2021. His project focused on value chain optimization in zero emission transportation networks. He is currently an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam.